OCZ’s Vertex line of solid state drives have been around for a while and we have reviewed many different Vertex drives over the past few years. If you remember back in 2011 OCZ acquired Indilinx and with the acquisition they were able to create an SSD controller completely in-house. The controller was the Barefoot 3 and it was featured on OCZ’s Vector solid state drive that we reviewed earlier this year. Well OCZ is back with a new drive in their Vertex 450. It will feature the same Barefoot 3 controller, and new 20nm MLC NAND instead of the 25nm that was being used on the Vector. Today we are taking a look at the 128GB version of the Vertex 450 that features sequential read and write speeds of 525 MB/s and 290 MB/s respectively. Not only that OCZ has sent us two drives so we can show you just how fast these drives are when put in a RAID array together. Read on as we take a look…
Sequential Reads: 525MB/s
Sequential Writes: 290MB/s
Random Read Speed (4K, QD32): 75,000 IOPS
Random Write Speed (4K, QD32): 70,000 IOPS
Usable Capacities (IDEMA): 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
NAND Components: 20nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash
NAND Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3 M10
Interface: SATA 3 6Gb/s (Backwards compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s)
Form Factor: 2.5-inch, ultra-slim 7mm
Dimension (L x W x H): 99.7 x 69.75 x 7mm
The Vertex drives come in OCZ’s typical SSD packaging that is not much larger than the drive itself. On the front it shows a photo of the drive and some of the main specifications. On the back it goes into more detail on the drive.
Opening the box up inside you will find your Vertex 450 drive, drive adapter and mounting screws and a I love my SSD sticker.